Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Dear diary,

I have fine coarse hair that tends to break at the crown whenever I'm stressed. I've tortured my hair with weaves and butchered it some more from self relaxing. For the past five months I've stopped relaxing my hair and given it a major chop. I've seen a major improvement in its thickness and softness since taking vitamins,prepooing and giving it moisture and protein treatments as necessary. I poo once a week and press it out with my ceramic iron, my hairdresser g/f thinks I should start texturizing my natural hair as she thinks texturizing would be less stress than blowouts and flat ironing. What do you think?

Also, when I finish washing and conditioning with Keracare moisture poo and condi I use Chi silk infusion leave -in and IC hair serum , I let it air dry then blow it out and flat iron with my GHD iron. The roots are silky smooth but the ends stay curly unless I go over them with the iron repeatedly. Do you have any suggestions for getting a straight press from root to tip?

Looking forward to hear your advice,

A. :)
Hey A.,

It's all up to you and what you want to do with your hair. Texturizing will loosen up your hair's natural curl pattern which ultimately will lead to a quicker and easier flat ironing experience. The stylist is correct in saying that constant blowouts and flat ironing tighter hair will cause stress to your strands.

A trick I use when flat ironing my sister's natural 4b hair is to make sure the ends are dabbed with a little heat protectant serum, take a rattail comb, and comb the ends as I straighten the hair. This will lead to straighter strands and you won't have to go over the piece again if you do it right. I hope this helps! If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to ask.

- Belle Cheveux


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